Senate Panel Okays Food Safety Bill | November 23, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 47 | Chemical & Engineering News
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Issue Date: November 23, 2009

Senate Panel Okays Food Safety Bill

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Food Saftey, Health

The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee unanimously approved a food safety bill on Nov. 18 with strong bipartisan support. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) would give FDA new authority to keep the U.S. food supply safe. The bill puts more focus on prevention of food-borne illnesses by requiring food facilities to develop risk-based preventive control plans that address identified hazards. The legislation also requires FDA to inspect food facilities more . . .

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